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« on: August 10, 2010 09:11:26 AM »

I made this for camelama in the One Tiny Embroidered Thing Swap a while back.  And I find that I never post my pictures in the area they belong after I've sent them away to their new homes.  So here I am, making an attempt to post finished swap projects.   Roll Eyes  Cheesy

The pattern came from Urban Threads.  I probably altered it just a touch because after I got it drawn on the water soluble web stuff I swear some of the lines started moving.   Roll Eyes

Yay for E-6000!  That's what I used to make the felt stay in place and to make the blue satin ribbon stay in place.

The words on the side of the box are from Jimmy Buffett's "Nautical Wheelers"

Come on and dance with me, dance with me Nautical Wheelers,
Take me to stars that you know.
Come on and dance with me, dance with me Nautical Wheelers,
I want so badly to go.

This was my second piece of finished(important word!) embroidery.  I used krinik (sp?) with the gold thread so it was kinda sparkly.  Overall I was really happy with it.  And my hubby loved it so much that he wants me to make him a celtic cross now.  Go figure.   Roll Eyes  Cheesy

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« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2010 09:15:37 AM »

I love this! What a great project, and it's clear it's only tiny in size, it looks like you put so much work into it. Smiley Great job!
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« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2010 10:44:00 AM »

Even before I got to the part of your post where you mentioned Nautical Wheelers I was singing the song to myself and thinking about the building we saw in Key West that inspired the song!  So, I guess I you really got the idea across with your embroidery! :-)
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« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2010 12:36:20 PM »

I still can't believe this is only your second finished piece. It's /gorgeous/. Smiley

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« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2010 01:35:08 PM »

I said it in the OTET thread too, but it bears repeating - gorgeous! And beautifully stitched. Smiley

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« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2010 04:39:43 PM »

Thanks everyone!  Cheesy  I believe that I'm hooked on my new skill!  I love it!  I'm going to figure out a way to put some embroidery in my Sketchbook for the Sketchbook project too.   Cheesy

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« Reply #6 on: August 12, 2010 11:58:58 AM »

Wow! Very impressive. Your stitching is so clean.

« Reply #7 on: October 26, 2010 04:49:44 PM »

That's really pretty  Cheesy

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« Reply #8 on: October 26, 2010 11:07:47 PM »

That looks great! I can't really tell from the pictures - is it satin stitch for the gild and stem stitch for the lines? You've got some great smooth curves in there!

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